Courage In Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird

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Throughout the book, To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee, Atticus’ actions prove to the readers that he has more courage than anyone else in the book. Courage is the ability to do something that frightens oneself. Someone who has courage is brave and not scared of what others think. They are doing it for them and what they stand for. Atticus is more of a physical courage, by taking on the role of being a black man’s lawyer, knowing he would probably lose the case. It was a black man and white women no matter how innocent the black man was he was still going to lose. That is where more of the racial problems come in. “Mockingbirds don 't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don 't eat up people 's gardens, don 't nest …show more content…
She was not intimidated by all the people coming down to watch the trial, she did not even go. Miss Maudi showed courage to the “foot washin’ Baptist” by shouting bible verses back to them right after they did it to her. She stands up for herself and says what she believes. Arthur Radley showed courage even when people thought he was a horrible person, he saved Jem and Scout from getting killed by Bob Ewell. He did not have to come out of his house to save them because of all the name calling, also, when they tried to sneak in his house. It was like they were trying to taunt him but he still was showing courage and also bravery by risking his life to come save theirs. Arthur was doing a very selfless act, then he kills Bob Ewell. Arthur deserved to be killed after being proven innocent when he did not deserve to be, justice was …show more content…
Walter Cunningham’s dad showed courage, even though he was the ringleader of the mob. Atticus placed him on the jury of Tom’s trial. Instead of saying that Tom was guilty because he was a black man and supposedly rapping the white women, Mr.Cunningham tried to give Atticus some hope in the trial by trying to change the mind of the other jury members. Mr. Cunningham held them off for a little while because he obviously believed that Tom was innocent. He was trying to give the simple hope that maybe one day everyone will be equal. Calpurnia shows courage by taking Jem and Scout to the church full of blacks, she knew some people have a problem with it but they were coming for the same reason that the others were, to learn about the Lord. Once they got in the church, people started to realize that. Aunt Alexandra was a little jealous of Calpurnia because she took care of the kids. Aunt Alexandra also did not like Calpurnia because she was black and Atticus would come home talking about the trial thinking that Calpurnia was getting mad that Atticus said “negro.” Calpurnia knew that Atticus was doing what was best. After the trial, a group of black people came to thank him for all he did for Tom even though he was still proven guilty. The group of black people all showed a lot of courage by coming to thank him for putting a lot at risk knowing he

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